CMRS Inspects Delhi – Meerut RRTS’ Duhai – Modinagar Section for Operations

The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) on Tuesday completed a two-day final safety inspection of the 17.1 km Duhai – Modinagar North section of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RapidX (RRTS) project.

This new section of the Delhi – Meerut RRTS project was built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as part of 33 km Package 3’s Lot-1 and comprises of 3 new stations at Muradnagar, Modinagar South and Modinagar North. It’s the second leg of the project to reach this stage after the line’s 17 km Priority Corridor between Sahibabad – Ghaziabad – Guldhar – Duhai.

Train and systems testing (trial runs) had started on the 12.7 km Duhai – Modinagar South section in early December 2023 and was extended by another 12.1 km to Meerut South Station in December-end. Meerut South Station’s architectural finishing and entry/exit structure’s work is pending completion, so it was excluded from the inspection and will be opened at a later stage.

The CMRS team’s statutory inspection on Monday involved assessing the line’s viaduct and standard gauge tracks – also installed by Larsen & Toubro. On Tuesday, the CMRS’ team assessed all three stations’ passenger amenities, safety and control room facilities.

L&T’s track-team – Photo by Surisetti Karthik Kumar
Route Map of Package-3’s Lot-1: Duhai to Modinagar North – view Delhi NCR RRTS Route Map & Info

Some snaps taken by a follower at Muradnagar RRTS Station:

Approvals from the CMRS are always conditional in nature and their inspection report is expected to be submitted on March 6 (Wednesday) – interestingly on the same day the line’s inauguration is planned to be held remotely by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Larsen & Toubro’s banner for Wednesday’s inauguration

Some additional snaps of the line shared by NCRTC:

When this section goes live, 34.1 km of the Delhi – Meerut RRTS line’s route will become operational between Sahibabad – Modinagar North with 7 elevated stations on the main-line and 1 at-grade station at Duhai Depot.

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